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The Best of the Midwest Stitches Fashion Show: 7 New Inspiring Free Shawl Patterns, Knit Tops & More
I often forget about the warmth of summer until Im halfway through a wool sweater and wondering why the yarn insists on sticking to my fingers invariably Ill turn to cool cotton or silk blends to give myself a brief respite from the sticky mess of my wool project. I love knitting sweaters, so summer knit tops are the perfect solution to my problem. Knit tops have the same general structure of sweaters, but you get to skip the sleeves! This collection of free knitting patterns is the perfect staple for the knitter who doesnt know what to do with herself when the weather turns warm.
A summer essential, the Drop Stitch Jade Top will keep you feeling fresh and fabulous even on the hottest of days. This lacy knit top pattern features the drop stitch and is worked in one piece from front to back. With a boat-neck style opening and over-sized sleeves, this breezy piece looks great in casual or dressy situations. Pair it with a statement necklace for an effortlessly elegant summertime look.
Look pretty and polished in the French Blue Top. This darling lace knit top pattern features a beautiful leaf-like lace yoke and a simple stockinette stitch body. Garter stitch edging completes the charming look of this elegant top. With sizing instructions from extra-small all the way up to quadruple extra-large, the French Blue Top is the perfect option for a variety of body types.
Finally, a free knit vest pattern that's flattering, fitted and perfect for summer. The Seamless Summer Vest by SweaterBabe.come is a lovely pattern. Made for the intermediate knitter, this pattern is knit from the bottom up and features a delicate scalloped edge. For convenience, this pattern can be made to fit sizes XS-3X.
Perfect for layering over a modest button-down, the Prim and Proper Lace Top makes a lovely addition to your professional wardrobe. This charming vest-style knit top pattern features an elegant scoop-neck with a climbing leaf lace pattern. A simple garter stitch edge lines the neck opening and sleeve endings of this pretty layering piece.
You can go far with this versatile Classy Knit Top. Wear it up as a sedate sweater vest, or wear it alone as a tank. A cute beaded pattern is worked into the top to give it additional texture and sparkle. Use a cotton yarn to make this knitted top pattern a wonderful addition to your summer wardrobe. If you're thinking about making a sweater, this knitted vest pattern is a great intermediate step since you don't have to worry about making sleeves.
Fly away in the Butterfly Lace Top. This openwork top features butterfly-style sleeves and a gorgeous lace construction. The stunning color combination of radiant orchid and muted mustard makes the top a fashion-forward piece any style-conscious knitter is sure to love. With striped accents and a boat-neck style opening, the Butterfly Lace Top is a fabulous and flattering top for which you'll love taking credit.
Free knitting patterns aren't always prim and proper, some of them are perfect for nightlife! This gorgeous Hotness Top from Red Heart Yarn is a great example. Crafted with feminine lace detailing along the collar, this gorgeous pattern looks great in black and pastel hues.
Prepare for summer by wearing free knitting patterns with funky style. This bold Simple Drop Stitch Tank designed by Vickie Howell features a simple design with dropped stitches placed asymmetrically in the front and back of the tank. A change in needle size helps cinch the garment in, making it more flattering and fun! This cute top is perfect for an exciting summer adventure at your favorite vacation spot.
This simple, pretty V-neck knit top pattern features an attractive squares pattern in a charming light blue color. The Southern Belle Knit Top is the perfect go-to item in your wardrobe for casual picnics, afternoons at the baseball field, and spontaneous outdoor fun. This lovely tunic-style knit top has a slimming construction with two slits on either side hem for additional shaping.
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